STUDY ABROAD STARTER KIT: VISA PROCESSING
Hey Guys! Happy New month!! We know it’s 4 days into the month already, but “Better Late Than Never”. We hope you are enjoying our blog posts and you are better informed on the requirements and what you will be needing to study abroad. For those of you that haven’t read it, you can read it here (we promise it’s a short and easy read).
We believe by now that you know what you need to get successfully admitted to a school abroad, but what happens when you finally get your acceptance letter?
In our line of business, this is what we refer to as the Visa and Documentation Stage.
Different countries have differing visa systems and acceptance procedures, however they are usually very similar. Your student visa acceptance will be determined by several factors, some of which include:
- Your country of citizenship
- Your chosen destination country
- The course you wish to study
- The institution you wish to study at
- How you plan to fund your study
To study in the UK and US you need to prove that you have a permanent residence in your country of citizenship, have the funds to support your study and intend to return home once your study is complete. Find out more about US Student Visas and UK Student Visas.
To study in Canada and Australia you also need to prove that you have sufficient funds to support your course fees and living costs. You will also be assessed based on the subject you have chosen and your country of citizenship.
To study in Europe, you should check your chosen destination’s visa requirements for more specific details. You can check here
Once you are sure you meet the requirements to apply for a visa in your intended country of study, you will apply for your student visa either online or paper based. The paper based application will require you to visit an application centre where you will submit your application paper work and provide any biometric information that is required.
NOTE: For some countries, you are required to attend an interview at the embassy or consulate.
A lot of the time, we get asked this question a lot “How much money will I need?”
How much money you will need depends on various factors e.g how long you will be staying, what part of the country you will live in etc.,
- For a UK student visa, you will need to prove you have funds for the following:
- First year of course fees
- money to cover living costs for nine months to one year
- For an Australian student visa:
- Return air fare
- Course fees
- AUD 18,000 per year living costs
- For a US student visa:
- Proof of liquid assets to cover cost of first year study and living expenses
- Proof of readily available funds to cover remaining years of study
For detailed information on what you’ll be needing to apply successfully for your visa, we suggest also visiting the websites of each of these countries to know which of this information applies directly to you.
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